Twitter at SXSW: A whodunnit?

At Felt & Wire we use Twitter with admiration, if not abandon. You may recall that Twitter got a huge boost a few years ago by being widely adopted at the South by Southwest Festival. This year, the lesson that no tool is perfect for all jobs seems to be behind the flurry of interest that followed the latest SXSW Twitter news: Twitter employees passing out paper business cards emblazoned with its cute, fluttery logo.

Apparently for the first time, Twitter employees have been spreading paper around the environs of Austin. Called upon to explain, Twitter spokesman Sean Garrett responded with a curious mix of earnestness and distance: “This antiquated thing called ‘business cards’ is a helpful way for some of us to bridge our online and offline worlds with potential employees, partners and the thousands of developers who make Twitter applications.”

As an online community for the paper-obsessed, we at Felt & Wire understand irony so very well, and we would like to be among the first to welcome Twitter to 21st-century communication, in all its encompassing glory. Read the full story here.

BUT HERE’S THE MYSTERY: WHO DESIGNED TWITTER’S BUSINESS CARDS? If any of you are aware, please share and we’ll pass the news along. BTW, you can do that via online comment, e-mail, tweet or USPS postal card … whatever works for you!

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